First Greenfolk Festival at the Community Garden
We have finally been able to host our first event at the Community Garden on 29 May 2021 since we first welcomed local residents to the launch party in September 2019.
We were joined by Weleda based in Ilkeston sharing information about their natural organic products and demonstrating Bee Bomb making. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust came and demonstrated Bushcrafts and Campfire making. Derby Kids Camp were present and we had talks throughout the day on Beekeeping from the garden’s resident Beekeeper, Butterflies at the Butterfly Bank by the Derbyshire Conservation Officer, Transition Town and Beeswax wraps making.
Children’s story telling took place in the teepee which was such a beautiful moment and the natural play area, led by our enthusiastic volunteers went down extremely well with the children and adults!
We had live bands who volunteered their time to come and play for us. Free seeds giveaway and a Raffle.
Refreshments and homemade cakes were for sale and special thanks goes to Shipley WI and Derby Lodge Tea Rooms for their generous cake donations. A beautiful selection of plants grown by volunteers and donations were also sold.
‘Shedquarters’ was officially opened by Councillor Richard Iliffe and hosted quality crafts for sale made by volunteers and stalls from Forever Living Aloe Vera, personalised wooden products and Words in Wood.
The sun was shining for us and the day couldn’t have gone any better. It was such a magical moment to finally realise the the vision of the garden being enjoyed by so many people . We came away with lots of ideas to make next year’s festival even bigger and better – if that is even possible!
Thank you to all those that helped make this day happen and came along.
With this being a milestone for the Community Garden, this video has been put together by SEAG member Graham Kearton to celebrate the occasion.